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Table 3 Descriptive statistics

From: Practice size, financial sharing and quality of care

  CHC FFS FHN HSO
Patient profile n 1122 816 1015 439
Age (years) 46(17) 49 (17) 51 (16) 51 (17)
% Sex female 73 (45) 71 (45) 67 (47) 59 (49)
% Insured in Ontario 92 (28) 96 (20) 97 (18) 97 (18)
% Ethnicity white 84 (37) 91 (29) 96 (19) 96 (19)
% Born in Canada 70 (46) 74 (44) 86 (35) 83 (37)
Duration in Canada (immigrants only) 19 (17) 32 (17) 38 (17) 37 (15)
% Household with income greater than LICO 73 (45) 90 (30) 91 (29) 91 (29)
% High school graduate 73 (44) 83 (38) 81 (39) 81 (39)
% whose main provider is a Nurse Practitioner 21 (41) 0 (5) 0 (0) 2 (15)
Practice characteristics     
n 32 21 20 11
EMR exists 7 3 10 2
Patients per physician and nurse practitioner 764 (472) 1830 (1252) 1282 (804) 1527 (811)
Booking interval for routine visit (minutes) 24.69 (4.24) 13 (1.99) 14.02 (2.53) 13.18 (3.54)
# Family Physicians (FTE) 3.41 (.85) 3.43 (1.75) 4.41 (1.75) 2.95 (1.42)
# Nurse Practitioners (FTE) 2.89 (1.94) 0.72 (1.11) 2.51 (2.12) 1.41 (1.24)
% existing Allied Health Professionals 28 3 3 6
% with Nearest hospital > 10 km 7 2 2 2
Rurality index 11.33 (15.11) 9.91 (20.05) 21.80 (25.79) 9.12 (11.01)
Practice shares revenues - 1 4 8
Family physician profile n 166 42 44 42
Years since graduation (as of 2006) 19.96 (6.6) 20.61 (7.15) 23.53 (6.61) 28.61 (9.94)
% Female providers 57.4 (35.4) 44.7 (44.6) 35 (40.6) 20 (37.6)
% Provider foreign trained 8 (13) 12 (27) 2 (10) 12 (30)
% Provider with CFPC degree 78.88 (45) 67 (47) 65 (48) 60 (49)
  1. LICO, Low income cutoff; EMR, Electronic medical records.
  2. Each column reports the mean value, with standard deviation in the parentheses.